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Frequently Asked Questions About Adaptive Clothing

Author: EasyWear Adaptive Clothing | | Categories: Adaptive Clothing , Adaptive Clothing For Adults , Children and Youth Assistive Clothing


If you know someone suffering from a degenerative disease, limited mobility, or a physical disability and needs assistance with dressing, then adaptive clothing could be the answer. These garments provide comfort and support for people with reduced autonomy.

However, when it comes to adaptive clothing, there are many questions clients have, but they may find it tricky to get all the answers they’re seeking.

So, to ensure you have all your doubts cleared, EasyWear Adaptive ClothingTM wants to arm you with the most accurate information available to help you improve your wellbeing. To do this, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about adaptive clothing.

1. What is adaptive clothing?
It’s a piece of clothing with openings that make it easier to put on. All kinds of clothes can be adaptive, including dresses, sweaters, shirts, and polos, which are open at the back and are closed with snaps on both shoulders. Adaptive pants usually have openings on each side and are held closed using snaps. There are also seatless dignity pants, with a seat opening covered by a back panel, this is an exclusive item made only for EasyWear.TM

2. When does a person need adaptive garments?
An illness or an accident can happen at any time, so there is not one specific moment. Most people turn to adaptive clothing when it becomes challenging to put clothes on a loved one in their care, adult or child when they realize that they need a solution to make dressing easier.

While respecting a person’s self-esteem is a priority, it’s essential to make sure that their clothing is not causing them pain and that it is easy enough for a caregiver to dress them with dignity. It is why, when a person gets admitted to a long-term care facility, a hospital, a rehabilitation center, a nursing home, or a senior’s residence, it is time to invest in an appropriate wardrobe for their situation.

3. Who might need adaptive garments?
Adaptive clothing serves all kinds of people living with various illnesses or physical challenges, including:

  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinson’s
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Ms
  • Edema
  • Paralysis
  • Physical impairment
  • Loss of autonomy
  • People in wheelchairs
  • Upperbody Reduced mobility
  • Intellectual disability
  • Incontinence
  • Seniors with reduced mobility
  • People confined to a bed
  • Palliative care patients
  • Children with disabilities
  • Dressing while seated
  • Dressing while laying down

4. What is the purpose of adaptive clothing?
For people with the conditions listed above, getting dressed can hurt. Adaptive clothing makes it possible to be dressed without pain.

An adaptive garment simplifies the clothing process by reducing the need for painful movements like lifting arms, lifting the seat, or legs. For example, the adaptive shirt can be put on from the front, saving the wearer from lifting their arms. 

If a pant is used with large openings or with no seat, there is more room for the legs to pass through, making it easy to put on the adaptive pants. Seatless pants (pants with an opening in the back) are effortless to use when dressing a person lying down in bed or using a lift.

Therefore, caregivers or assistants can easily dress people who have physical limitations or reduced autonomy without lifting or pulling the patient’s limbs. It takes less physical effort and reduces the likelihood of injury for caregivers. With adaptive clothing, getting dressed becomes a daily pleasure that makes a person feel comfortable and valued. 

5. Can these adaptive clothes be worn at various times?
Yes – they can be handy for short hospital stays as an alternative to the usual skimpy hospital gowns that leave your backside uncovered. We know that it’s unpleasant to have one’s bottom exposed when you’re already sick and hospitalized. There is no need to feel more humiliated or vulnerable. Wearing a gown of your own helps put your mind at ease.

If you have any more questions about adaptive clothing, get in touch with the experts at EasyWear Adaptive Clothing.TM

As a leading adaptive and disability clothing boutique in Cambridge, ON, we provide quality clothing that is easy to slip-on for both male and female clients.

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